Media Relations

The Office of the President is responsible for the dissemination of Samuel Merritt University news and information. We are responsible for interactions with local, state and national media on topics that range from health sciences education to the University's role in the greater community. Faculty researchers in the key medical fields are available to provide opinion and information for the media. Institutional publications that inform and/or support SMU events or activities are also produced in our office, such as brochures, newsletters, press releases and web-based publications.

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Members of the media who would like information about Samuel Merritt University, or would like to interview one of our faculty/staff experts please contact Debra Holtz:

Online Press Kit

Recent press releases:

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Recent Media Mentions:

Under the plan, Samuel Merritt would move from its current North Oakland location to the Holy Names campus off Highway 13 in the Oakland hills

Source: East Bay Times
Published: Monday, November 20, 2017

No.1: Samuel Merritt University ($106,700)

Source: SFGate
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

Institutions such as Oakland's Samuel Merritt University top lists when considering students' post-graduation earnings and average annual cost.

Source: Sacramento Bee
Published: Thursday, November 9, 2017

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Members of the media who would like to receive press releases and other news announcements from Samuel Merritt University should send a request to the Office of the President.

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